Housing for the Nikon D850 features New, self-aligning controls.
Another great improvement over our previous housings for Nikon cameras are new self-aligning controls. On the AD850 housing the On/Off lever and the Live view selector are spring loaded, therefore you will not need to insure the controls on the camera are properly set before closing the housing. In addition, the lens release, auto focus mode and the FN1 controls are on the saddle allowing the user to slide in the camera without pulling any levers.
The AD850 was designed to have all the following controls right at your fingertips:
Front dial wheel & Rear dial wheel
A new AF-On lever was designed to allow all users, even those with smaller hands to simultaneously activate the AF-On and the shutter.
The ISO lever has now been placed right at your finger tips, it also has a very low profile, this keeps it just below the top of the right grip. It can be easily activated with your right thumb while keeping your hand on the grip.
Handling the housing is via our acclaimed moulded grips, these have been the industry reference in comfort for the last 25 years. These lightweight yet sturdy grip handles are made of one piece and cannot come unglued, fall apart or corrode. Grips are provided with standard sized mounting holes ready to accept the most current strobes and their supporting arms. On top of the housing is an extra mounting point for attaching a focus/video light or other accessories, three additional standard sized mounting points are provided on the bottom of the housing, there you can attach various brackets, support or a tripods.
Compatible with the following lenses:
Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR (supplied with extender and zoom gear)
Nikon AF 10.5mm f/2.8 G ED DX
Nikon AF 16mm f/2.8 D
Nikon AF 20mm f/2.8
Nikon AF 24mm f/2.8 D
Nikon AF 28mm f/2.8 D
Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye DX
Sigma 15mm F2.8 EX DG FISHEY
Included is a 9.25″ glass mega dome port.
Surveyor monitoring system
The Aquatica AD850 housing comes standard with a Surveyor monitoring sensor. This sensor acts as a moisture alarm and can with the addition of a vacuum extracting valve an pump, be used for constantly monitoring the sealing integrity of the housing, adding another level of safety and peace of mind.
The Aquatica AD850 is supplied with our Galileo type eye piece. This high quality and coated optical finder gives a bright and full view of the view finder. For those seeking the ultimate in viewing for still image, the Aqua View Finder, 45 degrees version, is available optionally.
The enlarged and enhanced image provided by the Aqua View Finder is second to none in clarity, it provides the photographer with tack sharp corner to corner viewing of the camera view finder for composing and critical focusing.
Main features of the Aquatica AD850
Well established and proven system of ports, extensions and accessories to meet your personal lens preferences.
Quick and simple installation of enhanced viewfinders; no special tools required.
Exceptionally good and ergonomic control placement.
All controls remain accessible in all dive conditions, either cold or warm, gloves or not.
Secure port locking system and easy access lens release button.
The most comfortable and sturdy hand grips in the industry, also extendable for larger or gloved hands.
Precise camera mounting via a quick release camera tray with angled rear LCD positioning.
Eight (8) threaded standard 1/4”-20 holes, one located on top, three on the bottom and four on the grips, to mount strobe arms, brackets, tripods and a wide range of accessories.
Depth rating -130m depth
The Aquatica AD850 is a very compact and lightweight housing tipping the scale at just: 3.1kg-6.7lb
Dimensions: (with grips attached) W 255mm x H 180 mm x D 145mm / W 10.1” x H 7” x D 5.7”
Dimensions: (without grips) 360mm/14.15”